After many delays and uncertainties, we can now welcome some old friends with new names after their ordination in the Triratna Buddhist Order
Sundeep, our Programmes Manager, lets us know about the retreats we’ve got planned for the second half of the year.
The next couple of months will see many changes to the team that organise the running of the Buddhist Centre. Find out who’s coming and who’s going.
News about our next stage of re-opening, including meditation classes and the opportunity for certain groups to gather in our shrine rooms.
In recent rituals, groups of Kalyana Mitras, or spiritual friends, undertook to maintain and deepen their friendships for life
Let’s bring to mind ten friends from across Triratna as they are publicly Ordained on 4th May
Tom Llewellyn explains how the MBC Sangha Facebook group came about and how it’s helping our spiritual connections: March 2021
Acharashraddha says a heartfelt thank you as she leaves her role as Mitra Convenor, but not the Sangha. March 2021
At her final women’s gathering as Mitra Convenor, Acharashraddha invites us to reflect on what helps us to grow. January 2021
The Centre is closed to the public now but we have many live events to help us keep connected in turbulent times. January 2021
Members of our community share their recent explorations of race in light of their Buddhist practice. December 2020
After the sad demise of Earth Café in our basement space, we’ve been planning something new there, and it’s looking good. December 2020
We’ve cut costs and taken our classes and community online but have lost significant income and now need your help. Can you be a Dharma Elf? December 2020
Wondering what to do over the winter holidays? Why not try an online retreat to gain connection, inspiration and clarity after such a tough year? December 2020
Three new talks are now available from recent events at the Buddhist Centre. December 2020
Our Kula Crafts stall is online this year, as well as in the shop from December, with gorgeous hand made goods raising funds for the Centre. December 2020
At a difficult time, there may still be some quick and easy ways to support the Centre – let’s all do what we can! November 2010
A message of gratitude for our community’s generosity in raising money to thank Patricia and the team for all of their hard work.
Fliss Clarke writes about her experience of attending online Buddhism courses during the coronavirus pandemic.
Ordained this week, Sandy, Gill, Alex and Michael are now Suvannasiha, Karunashuri, Shraddhāvādin and Buddhasamāgama
Robin Ellis, a well-known and much loved Manchester Mitra has received her invitation to be ordained in the Triratna Buddhist Order
There’s so much sadness about the loss of the lovely daytime vegan café in our basement. Can anything be done? Well, maybe . . .
Watch Sandy, Gill, Alex and Michael online as they Join the Triratna Buddhist Order, sending good wishes as they take this significant step
The lovely daytime vegan café in our basement won’t be re-opening after their enforced summer closure. This is sad news for all of us.
An update from 3rd September. Silabodhi tells us about the recent re-opening of the Buddhist Centre, as well as other changes.
Kirstine Pearson, a well-known and much loved Manchester Mitra has received her invitation to be ordained in the Triratna Buddhist Order
Our Trustees are responsible for the Centre’s running – find out who they are and what kind of things they’re deciding
Based in our Centre, and the workplace of many of our friends over the years, the Clear Vision charity is sadly closing at the end of August
An update from our Chair, Silabodhi, with news on our plans to re-open the Centre on 1st September 2020, and more
Gill Parry recently had her Kalyana Mitra Ceremony with Shakyajata and Prasadu – celebrating and marking a life long commitment to being spiritual friends. July 2020
Dayanandi considers the first two of the Four Samgrahavastus – generosity and kindly speech – at our Online Sangha Retreat June 2020
In March, Dayanandi started to record her experiences of settling into lockdown in her Buddhist women’s community
Kevin Statham asks: What is beauty? And wonders how the Buddha would have answered
A big thank you to our donors. Keeping connection is so important in these times
Kevin Statham contemplates the books on his To Be Read pile
Prasadu reflects on being a frontline worker during the COVID-19 crisis and how his Buddhist practice has helped him cope with the pressures. May 2020
Kevin Statham finds we can learn a lot from trees
The week after lockdown, nine women gathered experimentally online to create portable shrines together
Silabodhi updates Manchester Buddhist Centre’s community on how things have been going since the Centre was forced to close by the coronavirus pandemic
Two of our Order Members are offering individual help with your meditation practice at home – a chance to talk about your practice in these challenging times
The strange and challenging times continue, and Kevin Statham finds he can now pay closer attention to the cherry blossoms
A moving and generous offer from Claire Morris, following the postponement of her ordination retreat
Inspired by Paramananda, Kevin Statham considers his meditation practice during the covid-19 pandemic and finds no quick fixes
Our Chair, Silabodhi, enjoyed January’s European gathering, working on our Buddhist movement’s plans and priorities for the next five years
What happens when you bid for a flamenco lesson and a place on an Alexander Technique workshop at one of our skills auctions? Our fundraiser, Sal, had a go . . .
December’s craft stall made over £1,000 for the Centre. Big thank you to all involved, and watch out for a shrine sale next month
Taravandana reflects on the possibilities of developing a friendship with an archetypal Bodhisattva figure, like Green Tara, December 2019
Buddhas, books, cards, gifts, chocolate – our shop’s open six days a week
Did you know that Manchester Buddhist Centre has an account with Give as you Live? It’s a free way to help
Silabodhi shares some personal reflections on the importance of Sangha and selflessness in spiritual life. November 2019
Silabodhi, our Chair, recently wrote to people in our Buddhist Community about our ongoing plans to install a disability access lift outside the Centre
Can you help secure the future of Manchester Buddhist Centre?
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